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The Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple, also known as Acer saccharum, is a beautiful addition to any yard!  Sugar Maples are known for their bright, eye-catching foliage during Autumn, especially in New England, and are one of the largest trees in the hardwoods family!

Sugar Maple trees flourish in cool, moist climates, and are able to grow on sands, loamy sands, loams, and silt loams, but does best when planted on well-drained loams!  A loam is defined as a fertile soil of clay and sand containing humus.  Sugar Maple trees tend to do best when placed in an environment with abundant organic matter.

Sugar Maple Forest Westchester Tree Life

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Why are Sugar Maple trees an ideal choice for your yard?  The Sugar Maple is a tree that continues to grow up to 148 ft., and has wide, dense leaf coverage which offers a great amount of privacy.  Consider planting a string of Sugar Maple trees instead of a fence, when considering privacy options for your residence or business.  The large, looming Sugar Maple tree also offers cover from direct sunlight, and a windbreak, which are factors that play into the cost of your home or business’ heating and cooling bills.

Spring Grove Nursery Westchester Tree Life

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The resilient Sugar Maple Tree is a fantastic option when considering what trees to plant on your business or home property!